“W” Write down a poem and put it in your pocket day 26 April 2012 #pocketpoem

(inter)national poetry month ~ April 2012

Celebrate national Poem In Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 26, 2012!

The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends. You can also share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoemit doesn’t even have to be a poem YOU write ~ write down a favorite poem of  yours by any author and share it.


In this age of mechanical and digital reproduction, it’s easy to carry a poem, share a poem, or start your own PIYP day event. Here are some ideas of how you might get involved:

  • Start a “poems for pockets” give-a-way in your school or workplace
  • Urge local businesses to offer discounts for those carrying poems
  • Post pocket-sized verses in public places
  • Handwrite some lines on the back of your business cards
  • Start a street team to pass out poems in your community
  • Distribute bookmarks with your favorite immortal lines
  • Add a poem to your email footer
  • Post a poem on your blog or social networking page
  • Project a poem on a wall, inside or out
  • Text a poem to friends
  • Tweet a poem using the hashtag #pocketpoem





Filed under A to Z April Challenge 2012, NaBloPoMo, National Poetry Month, poetry, Post-A-Day2012, Post-A-Week2012

2 responses to ““W” Write down a poem and put it in your pocket day 26 April 2012 #pocketpoem

  1. Hi Dani,
    I did it…I went out and celebrated, between errands, picking up daughter from school, searching for Prom shoes, etc. I saw a few stares and some smiles while I tucked poetry around the mall! ;D
    Nice post!

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